Ross Danby (TRRS)


The 2020 Keedwell ACU Trial GB Championship moved to its ‘Devon Double’ header at the weekend welcomed by an enthusiastic Torridge Club.

While adhering to Covid guidelines, a total of 51 riders spread across four separate classes competed over 24 separate sections of riding on an open moorland course. Eager riders and fans alike were treated to a variety of rivers, wooded hillside climbs and good old-fashioned muddy rocks challenging the entrants’ skill – all while enduring driving rain and high winds.

Sam Connor (Beta)

Based close to the small town of Peter Tavy, the exposed 3.5km course was covered three times each day with twelve sections per lap and a different route and sections for day two. A five-hour time limit kept riders moving in the adverse weather.

Richard Sadler (GASGAS)

Unfortunately, Iwan Roberts (TRRS) was the only Trial GB class rider, as his competitors were missing due to world championship commitments. This shifted focus to the Trial 2 Class where Scorpa riders, Andy Chilton and Tom Minta, finished first and second, while fourth-place finisher, Ross Danby, moved to the top of the championship table and increased his lead over Sam Connor.

Sam Haslam (Montesa)

On day two, and with high winds and rain still lashing down, Ross Danby turned on the style to take a very clear victory over Richard Sadler on the modified hazards, while poor Sam Connor slipped to third overall in the championship.

ACU Trial 2 Championship leader Ross Danby (TRRS):

“These were the toughest conditions I have ever competed in at the ACU British Championship. I wasn’t happy with my ride on the first day, but I knew that the scores would be close and I missed the win by only four marks. On day two, and with the tough conditions continuing, the feel from the Michelin tyres gave me confidence to fight for victory and increase my championship advantage. I know consistency is the key to winning the championship and the Michelin trials tyres have once again proved vital to my success showing how they can adapt to the changing conditions we have encountered at each round.”

 2020 ACU Trial 2 British Championship RD 2

1: Andy Chilton (Scorpa) 72; 2: Tom Minta (Scorpa) 75; 3: Richard Sadler (GASGAS) 75; 4: Ross Danby (TRRS) 76; 5: Sam Connor (Beta) 79; 6: Sam Haslam (Montesa) 80; 7: Dec Bullock (Beta) 88; 8: Chris Stay (TRRS) 92; 9: James Fry (Sherco) 98; 10: Hugo Jervis (TRRS) 100; 11: Duncan MacColl (Beta) 100; 12: Michael Brown (Electric Motion) 102; 13: Ben Dignan (Vertigo) 116; 14: Oliver Smith (TRRS) 119.

 2020 ACU Trial 2 British Championship RD 3

1: Ross Danby (TRRS) 31; 2: Richard Sadler (GASGAS) 47; 3: Andy Chilton (Scorpa) 56; 4: Sam Connor (Beta) 57; 5: Dec Bullock (Beta) 60; 6: Tom Minta (Scorpa) 62; 7: Chris Stay (TRRS) 63; 8: Sam Haslam (Montesa) 64; 9: Oliver Smith (TRRS) 80; 10: Hugo Jervis (TRRS) 80; 11: Ben Dignan (Vertigo) 87; 12: Duncan MacColl (Beta) 88; 13: Michael Brown (Electric Motion) 97; 14: James Fry (Sherco) 98.

 Trial 2 Class Championship Positions – 3 of 4 Rounds Completed

1: Ross Danby (TRRS) 53; 2: Andy Chilton (Scorpa) 51; 3: Sam Connor (Beta) 45; 4: Richard Sadler (GASGAS) 43; 5: Tom Minta (Scorpa) 38; 6: Sam Haslam (Montesa) 34; 7: Dec Bullock (Beta) 28; 8: Chris Stay (TRRS) 22; 9: Hugo Jervis (TRRS) 21; 10: James Fry (Sherco) 16; 11: Duncan MacColl (Beta) 15; 12: Oliver Smith (TRRS) 9; 13: Ben Dignan (Vertigo) 9; 14: Michael Brown (Electric Motion) 7; 15: Luke Walker (Sherco) 4.










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